How to Build Lifelong Readers
This practical guide to developing and sustaining lifelong readers "almost brought me out of retirement," says veteran middle grades teacher Beverly Maddox.
Teach Vocabulary Effectively
An excellent book for all teachers who want to strengthen students' grasp of the vocabulary associated with their subject, says ELA teacher Brooke Schultz.
Empowering Self-Driven Learners
Our review: "Educators who read this book will become more effective teachers, better equipped to deal with daily challenges of motivating our students."
Close Reading Strategies
REVIEW: Students will take these strategies beyond their current classroom to strengthen their critical thinking and their enthusiasm about reading.
Crazy Good Teaching Stuff
This collection of Rick Wormeli's columns and articles on middle grades teaching practice is indeed full of "crazy good stuff," says reviewer Elizabeth Stein.
Inspire Student Writers & Poets
The co-authors of Mentor Texts and Nonfiction Mentor Texts have provided another “must have” resource for teachers of all disciplines. Even poetry haters!
A Wonderful Advisory Resource
This book is an excellent resource for specific ideas & activities as well as the research that supports Advisory, says teacher educator Amanda Wall.
Research, Adventure & CCSS
Blend research into an adventure story? Kevin Hodgson says this intriguing book can help achieve standards for expository, informational & narrative writing.
Climbing Reading Ladders
Teacher Mark A. Domeier likes the concept behind Teri Lesesne’s reading ladders but says they'll have to be adapted to the realities of MS class size.